Monday, May 21, 2012

FOSTV Challenge - Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance to honor those who paid with their lives for our freedoms. On this day, people used to clean and decorate the graves of those who died in service to their country. Today this day has become a day of  summer celebration, picnics, fun and good times. We should never forget the real meaning and spirit of this holiday and be "Forever Thankful" to the men and women who have given their lives for our freedoms.
At Friends of Speedy TV this week, the challenge is to make a Memorial Day card. In my card for Memorial Day, the sentiment says it all with two words in my Clean and Simple design using only papers, twine,  and the sentiment.  I will send this card to Operation Write Home with my next bundle of cards for use as an Any Hero card.

Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. "Thankful Mini" Stamp Set

Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Papers: MFP's Neutral Paper Pack and Pattern from Paper House Productions (Joann's)
Nesties Rectangle Die
Twine from Stash and Faux Stitching
For those who entered our challenge at  Speedy TV this week, you have a chance to win a MFP, a Heinrich Co stamp set shown on right:

This Memorial Day, try to take some time out from your summer fun and family events to remember the true meaning of the holiday. Try to visit a cemetery and place flowers on graves of our fallen heroes, visit a memorial,  fly the  U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon. In some way, be "Forever Thankful".
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa


Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I totally agree with you! This is awesome!

Ravengirl said...

Love your glorious and patriotic card!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great Memorial Day card. I love that designer paper, fits the card just right.